Publications

Featured Covers and Frontispieces:

Langmuir cover

Independent Career:

2021

89 C. Du,  J. Chen, Z Wang, A. Martin, D. Raturi, M. Thuo ‘Scarlett quadrant” 2021 (submitted)
88 T. Soori, P. Gregory, M. Thuo, T. Ward “Flow refined” 2021  (Submitted)
87 A. Martin, B. Chang, M. Thuo “Compositional Entropy effects”2021 (submitted)
86 J.J. Chang, C. Du, B. Chang, A. Pauls, A. Martin, M. Thuo “Autonomous ordering wires”  2021 (submitted)
85 C. Du, S. Norris, A. Thakur, J. Chen, B. VanVeller, M. Thuo ‘Molecular Conformation in Charge Tunneling across Large-Area Junctions’  J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2021 14334, 13878-13886 doi.org/10.1021/jacs.1c06622

84 J.J. Chang, C. Du, A. Pauls, M. Thuo “Tunable Hydrophobicity via Dimensionally Confined Polymerization of Organometallic Adducts” Angew. Chem. 2021 60,13929–13936 DOI: 10.1002/anie.202101795

83 A. Martin, B. Chang, J. Cutinho, L. Shen, T. Ward, E. Cochran, M. Thuo “Passivation-Driven Speciation, Dealloying and Purification” Mat. Hor. 2021, 8, 925-931 DOI: 10.1039/D0MH01832E (cover article)

82 A. Martin, B.S. Chang, A. Pauls, C. Du, M.M. Thuo “Stabilization of Undercooled State via Passivating Oxide Layers” Angew. Chem. 2021 60,5928–5935 DOI: 10.1002/anie.202013489 (Cover article)

81 E. Olson, J. Blisko, C. Du, Y. Liu, Y. Li, H. Thurber, G. Curtzwiler, J. Ren, M. Thuo, X. Yong, S. Jiang ‘Biobased Superhydrophobic Coating Enabled by Nanoparticle Assembly’ Nanoscale Advances, 2021 3, 4037-4047 doi.org/10.1039/D1NA00296A (cover article)

     

80 P. Gregory, S. Banerjee, C. Du, M. Thuo “Chapter 1: Introduction to Biopolymers and Biocomposites”  in Madbouly, S.  (Ed) ‘Bioploymers and Composites: Processing and Characterization’ Walter de Gruyter, Inc

2020

79 A. Martin, C. Du, B. Chang, M. Thuo “Complexity and Opportunities in Liquid Metal Surface Oxides” Chem. Mat. 20203221, 9045-9055 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02047 (invited as part of up and coming series, and cover article)

78  A. Martin, C. Du, A. Pauls, T. Ward, M. Thuo “Polydiversity-Driven Printing of Conformal Solid Metal Traces on Non-Adhering Biological Surfaces” Adv. Mat. Int. 2020, 7, 2001294 DOI: 10.1002/admi.202001294 (featured as a cover)

77 J. J. Chang,§ A. Martin,§ C. Du, A. Pauls, M. Thuo “Heat-Free Biomimetic Metal Molding on Soft Substrates” Angew. Chem. 2020 59, 16346-16351 DOI: 10.1002/anie.202008621 Featured as “Hot Paper” and on a frontispiece

76 B. S. Chang, A. Martin, B. Thomas, A. Li, Rick W. Dorn, J. Gong, A. J. Rossini, M. M. Thuo “Synthesis of Interface-Driven Tunable Bandgap Metal Oxides” ACS Matt. Letts 2020 2, 1211-1217 https://doi.org/10.1021/acsmaterialslett.0c00251 (Cover article)

 

75 A. Martin§, W. Kiarie§, B.S. Chang, M.M. Thuo “Chameleon Metals: Autonomous Nano-Texturing and Composition Inversion on Liquid Metals Surface” Angew. Chem.  2020 59, 352 – 357 DOI:10.1002/anie.201912639 Featured as “Hot Paper” and on the cover

2019

74 A. Martin, B.S. Chang, Z. Martin, D. Paramanik, C. Frankiewicz, S. Kundu, I. Tevis, M. Thuo “Heat-Free Fabrication of Metallic Interconnects for Flexible/Wearable Devices” Advanced Functional Materials 2019, 1903687 DOI:10.1002/adfm.201903687 (cover article)

73 Damon, D., Maher, Y., Allen, D., Baker, J., Chang, B., Maher, S., Thuo, M., Badu-Tawiah, A. ‘Determining Surface Energy of Porous Substrates by Spray Ionization’ Langmuir 2019 35, 43, 13853-1385
72 Erik B. Berda, Leila F. Deravi, E. Johan Foster, Yoan Simon, Martin M. Thuo ‘Virtual Issue: Next Generation Smart Materials’ Macromolecules 2019 5217, 6339-6341

71 B. S. Chang, B. Thomas, J. Chen, I.D. Tevis, P. Karanja, S. Cınar,  A. Venkatesh, Aaron J. Rossini, M. Thuo “Ambient Synthesis of Coordination Polymer Nanomaterials by in situ Heterogeneous Metal/Ligand reactions” Nanoscale 2019 11, 14060 DOI: 10.1039/C9NR05448K
70 B. S. Chang, A. Boddupalli, A. F. Boyer, M. Orondo, J-F. Bloch, K. M. Bratlie*, M. M. Thuo,* “Effect of substrate morphology and chemistry of paper on deposited collagen” Applied Surface Science 2019 484, 461-469

69 Boyce S. Chang, Mario Fratzl, Andrea Boyer, Andrew Martin, Henry C. Ahrenholtz, Isabelle De Moraes, Jean-Francis Bloch, Nora M. Dempsey, Martin M. Thuo ‘Rapid Prototyping of Reconfigurable Microfluidic Channels in Undercooled Metal Particle-Elastomer Composites2019 Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 58 (10), 4137–4142 (Best talk award in coll. & NanoMat., ACS fall 2018, Invited article)

2018

68 G. Kong, J. Jin, M. Thuo, H. Song, J. Joung, HY Yoon, “Role of Molecule-Electrode Interfacial Defects in Charge Tunneling Characteristics of Large-area Junctions” 2018 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (38), pp 12303–12307 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08146
67 J. Cutinho, B. Chang, S. Oyola-Reynoso, J. Chen, S. S. Akhter, I. D. Tevis, N. J. Bello, A. Martin, M. Foster, M.  Thuo “Autonomous Thermal-Oxidative Composition Inversion and Texture Tuning of Liquid Metal Surfaces” 2018 ACSnano 12, 4744−4753 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b01438 

66 B. Chang, R. Tutika, J. Cutinho, S. Oyola-Reynoso, J. Chen, M. D. Bartlett, M. M. Thuo “Mechanically triggered composite Stiffness Tuning Through Thermodynamic Relaxation (ST3R)” 2018 Mater. Horizons. 5, 416-422 DOI: 10.1039/C8MH00032H.  Featured on the cover and in phys.org, Manufacturing business technology magazine, WHO 13design-engineering, Materials Today

Honored as part of ‘Most popular articles‘ in materials horizons

65 J. Chen, M. Kim, S.M. Gathiaka, S.J. Cho, S. Kundu, H.J. Yoon,  and M. M. Thuo “Understanding Keesom Interactions in Monolayer-Based Large-Area Tunneling Junctions” 2018 J. Phys. Chem. Letts., 9, 5078−5085 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01731

64 B. Chang, S. Oyola-Reynoso, J. Cutinho, M. M. Thuo “Rapid one-step synthesis of complex-architecture block polymers using inductively ‘armed-disarmed’ monomer pairs” 2018  Macromolecular Rapid Communications 39, 1800026. doi: 10.1002/marc.201800026 (cover article)

63 P. Gregory, A. Martin, B. Chang, S. Oyola-Reynoso, J-F Bloch,* M. Thuo* “Inverting Thermal Degradation (iTD) of Paper using Chemi- and Physi-sorbed Modifiers for Templated Material Synthesis” 2018 Front. Chem. Vol. 6 | Article 338 (invited) DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00338

62

D. E. Damon, M. Yin, C. J. Tanny, Y. S. Maher, S. Oyola-Reynoso, M. M. Thuo, A. K. Badu-Tawiah* “Stabilizing Dried Blood Spheroids” 2018 Anal. Chem. 90 (15), 9353–9358 DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b01962

61 B. Chang, A. Martin, P. Gregory, S. Kundu, C. Du, M. Orondo, M. Thuo “Functional materials” 2018 MRS Advances 3 (37)  (African Materials Research Society 2017) 2221-2233  DOI: 10.1557/adv.2018.399

60 M. Fratzl, B. Chang, S. Oyola-Reynoso, G. Blaire, S. Delshadi, T. Devillers, T. Ward III, N. M. Dempsey, J.-F. Bloch and M. M. Thuo “Magnetic two-way valves for paper based capillary-driven microfluidic devices” 2018 ACS Omega 3 (2), 2049–2057  DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b01839

59 J. Chen, T.J. Giroux, Y. Nguyen, A. Kadoma, B. S. Chang, S., Oyola-Reynoso , B. VanVeller, Thuo, M. M. “Understanding Interface (Odd-Even) Effects in Charge Tunneling using Polished EGaIn Electrode”  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2018, 20, 4864 – 4878 DOI: 10.1039/C7CP07531F

58 Chen, J., Kundu, S., Du, C., Kadoma, A. A., Giroux, T. J. and Thuo, M. M. Towards a Perfect Junction: Interface Effects on Charge Tunneling across Large Area Junctions 2018 ECS transactions 86 (3), 79-87 (Invited)

  2017

57 Chen, J., Wang, Z., Oyola-Reynoso, S., Thuo, M. M. “Properties of Self-Assembled Monolayers Revealed via Inverse Tensiometry” Langmuir 2017 33(47),13451-13718 (invited Feature article) **Featured on the cover**

Langmuir cover

56 J. Chen, S. Gathiaka, Z. Wang, and M. Thuo “Role of Molecular Dipoles in Charge Transport Across Large Area Molecular Junctions Delineated Using Isomorphic SAMs” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2017 , 121(43), 23931-23938 

55 F. W. Kimani, S. M. Mwangi, B. J. Kwasa, A. M. Kusow, B. K. Ngugi, J. Chen, X. Liu, R. Cademartiri, and M. M. ThuoRethinking the Design of Low-Cost Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Devices” Micromachines 2017, 8(11), 317; DOI: 10.3390/mi8110317

54 Sodhi, R. N. S.; Brodersen, P.; Cademartiri, L.; Thuo, M. M.; Nijhuis, C. A. “Surface and buried interface layer studies on challenging structures as studied by Angle-Resolved XPS (ARXPS)” Surf. Interface Anal. 2017, 49, 1309–1315 DOI: 10.1002/sia.6270

53 Jiahao Chen, Boyce Chang, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Zhengjia Wang, and Martin Thuo “Quantifying Gauche Defects and Phase Evolution in Self-Assembled Monolayers through Sessile Drops” ACSOmega 2017  2, 2072−2084 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b00355

52 Boyce S. Chang, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Jiahao Chen, Mingchang Lu and Martin M. Thuo “Solvated-Electron Initiated Rapid Polymerization at Ambient-Temperature: A case of Monomer Solubility” Polymer Chemistry 2017 8, 3475-3484 DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00416H

51 Jiahao Chen,# Jian Liu,# Ian D. Tevis, Richard S. Andino, Christina M. Miller, Lawrence D. Ziegler, Xin Chen and Martin Thuo “Spectroscopic Evidence for the Origin of Odd-Even Effects in Self-Assembled Monolayers and Effects of Substrate Roughness” PCCP 2017  19, 6989-6995 DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07580K (Back cover)

50 Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Christophe Frankiewicz, Boyce S. Chang, Jiahao Chen, Jean-Francis Bloch and Martin M. Thuo “Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices by Asymmetric Calendering” Biomicrofluidics 2017, 11, 014104

Images of drawn channels

 2016

49 Zhengjia Wang,# Jiahao Chen,# Symon Gathiaka, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Martin Thuo “Effect of Substrate Morphology on the Odd-Even Effect in Hydrophobicity of Self-Assembled Monolayers” Langmuir 2016 32, 10358–10367
fig-5-2-surface-morphology
48 Aaron J. Rossini, Michael P. Hanrahan, Martin Thuo “Rapid Acquisition of Wideline MAS Solid-state NMR Spectra with Fast MAS, Indirect Proton Detection, and Dipolar HMQC Pulse Sequences” Phy.Chem. Chem. Phy. 2016, 18, 25284-25295

CIsplat n PolyGa SSNMR

47 Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Jiahao Chen, Boyce S. Chang, Jean-Francis Bloch, and Martin M. Thuo “Surface Polymerization of Perfluorosilane Treatments on Paper Mitigates HF Production upon Incineration” RSC Advances 2016, 6, 82233 – 82237

HF droplets, no HF

46 Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Ian D. Tevis, J. Chen, Boyce S. Chang, Simge cinar, J.-F. Bloch, and Martin Thuo “Recruiting Physi-sorbed Water in Surface Polymerization for Bio-Inspired Materials of Tunable Hydrophobicity” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2016 4, 14729–14738

inverse Namiib beetle

45 , , , and Empirical Evidence for Roughness-Dependent Limit in Observation of Odd–Even Effect in Wetting Properties of Polar Liquids on n-Alkanethiolate Self-Assembled Monolayers” Langmuir  2016, 32, 8230–8237

toc-morphology-effects

44 S. Çınar, I. D. Tevis, J. Chen, M. Thuo “Mechanical Fracturing of Core-Shell Undercooled Metal Particles for Heat-Free Soldering” Scientific Reports 2016  6:21864

 Featured in Nature News!, C&ENews, Physics today, SMTA Magazine, IEEE Engineering360, Electronics Weekly, Yahoo news, India today, Business standard, Spektrum (German),  HackadayEngineering.com, Science Newsline, Ames Tribune, technology.org, SpNews (Japan), NewsWise, BNR Radio (Dutch), 

43 Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso; Dickson Kihereko; Boyce Chang; James Mwangi; Julian Halbertsma-Black; Jean-Francis Bloch; Martin M. Thuo*; Margaret M. Nganga* “Substituting Plastic Casings with Hydrophobic (Perfluorosilane treated) paper improves Biodegradability of Low-Cost Diagnostic Devices” Ind. Crop Prod. 2016 94, 294-298

TOC

42 Chen Zhao, Martin M. Thuo, Xinyu Liu, ‘Microfluidic Paper-Based Multiplexing Biosensors for Electrochemical Detection of Metabolic Biomarkers’ in Chang Lu and Scott S. Verbridge (Eds) “Microfluidic Methods for Molecular Biology” Springer, 2016

electrochemical sensor

41 S. Çınar, M. D. Schulz, S. Oyola-Reynoso, D. K. Bwambok, S. M. Gathiaka, and M. Thuo “Application of Ionic Liquids in Pot-in-Pot reactions” Molecules 2016 21 272

40 F. J. Mithila, L. Newcomb, S. Oyola-Reynoso, M. B. J. Atkinson, Rafael E. Luna, and M. M. Thuo “Structural Distortions Due to Stereoelectronic Effects are Best Visualized Through 3D Printed Crystal Structure Models” Letters in Organic Chemistry 2016 13(4): 272 – 276

TOC

39 Jiahao CHEN, Ian TEVIS, Symon GATHIAKA, Martin THUO “Stereoelectronic effects in tunneling junctions: revisiting the platform” Proceedia Engineering 2016 141 138 – 143
38  Stephanie OYOLA-REYNOSO, Ian TEVIS, Jiahao CHEN, Jean Francis BLOCH, Martin THUO “Fabrication of Namib beetle inspired biomimetic amphiphobic surfaces using adsorbed water as a co-monomer”  Proceedia Engineering 2016 141 59 – 62

 2015

37 J. Sporrer, J. Chen, Z. Wang, M. Thuo “Revealing the Nature of Molecule-Electrode Contact in Tunneling Junctions using Raw Data Heat-Maps” J. Phys. Chem. Letts., 2015  6, 4952–4958

36 S. Oyola-Reynoso, Z. Wang, J. Chen, S. Cinar, B. Chang, M. Thuo “Revisiting the challenges in fabricating uniform coatings with polyfunctional molecules on high surface energy materials” Coatings 2015, 5(4), 1002-1018 (invited review)

silane reactions

35 Z. Li, I. D. Tevis, S. Oyola-Reynoso, L. B. Newcomb, J. Halbertsma-Black, J F. Bloch, M.  Thuo “Melt-and-Mold Fabrication (MnM-Fab) of Reconfigurable Low-Cost Devices for Use in Resource-Limited Settings” Talanta, 2015 145, 20–28 (invited)

34 Z. Wang, J. Chen, S. Oyola-Reynoso, M. Thuo “The Porter-Whitesides Discrepancy: Revisiting odd-even effects in wetting properties of n-alkanethiolate SAMs” Coatings 2015  doi:10.3390/coatings5041024

old data O-E

33 Jiahao Chen, Zhengjia Wang, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Symon M. Gathiaka, M. M. Thuo “Limits to the Effect of Substrate Roughness or Smoothness on the Odd-Even Effect in Wetting Properties of n-Alkanethiolate Monolayers” Langmuir 2015 31, 7047−7054Odd-even limit
32 S. Oyola-Reynoso#, A. P. Heim#, J. Halbertsma-Black#, C. Zhao, I. D. Tevis, S. Çınar, R. Cademartiri, X. Liu, M. M. Thuo “Draw your assay: Fabrication of low-cost paper-based diagnostic and multi-well test zones by drawing on a paper” Talanta, 2015  145, 73-77 (#equal contributions) – Reprint in special issue on ‘Low cost devices for point-of-care,food and environmental analysis’
31 S. Oyola-Reynoso#, A. P. Heim#, J. Halbertsma-Black#, C. Zhao, I. D. Tevis, S. Çınar, R. Cademartiri, X. Liu, M. M. Thuo “Draw your assay: Fabrication of low-cost paper-based diagnostic and multi-well test zones by drawing on a paper” Talanta, 2015  144, 289–293 (#equal contributions)

TOC graphic

30 Jiahao Chen, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, M. Thuo “Introduction to Plant oils” in; Samy Madbouly, Chaoqun Zhang, and Michael R. Kessler (Editors), Bio-Based Plant Oil Polymers and Composites, Elsevier,  (2015)

Fig 1.6

29 M. B. J. Atkinson, S. Oyola-Reynoso, R. E. Luna, D. K. Bwambok, and M. M. Thuo, “Pot-in-pot reactions: A simple and green approach to efficient organic synthesis”, RSC Advances 2015 5, 597-607 (invited review).  (Previous highlight of this technique: http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2008/April/10040801.asp)

pot-in-pot

 2014

28 I. D. Tevis, L.B. Newcomb, M. M. Thuo, “Synthesis of Liquid Core-shell Particles and Solid Patchy Multicomponent Particles by Shearing Liquids Into Complex ParticlEs (SLICE)”, Langmuir  2014 30, 14308–14313.

Cover image

27 L.B. Newcomb, I. D. Tevis, M. B.J. Atkinson, S.M. Gathiaka, Luna E. Rafael, M. M. Thuo “Odd-even effect in hydrophobicity of n-alkanethiolate self-assembled monolayers depends on the roughness of the substrate and the orientation of the terminal moiety” Langmuir 2014 30(40), 11985–11992.

Fig 2 AuTS odd-even effect

26 M. D. Schulz, M. B. J. Atkinson, R. J. Elsey, M. M. Thuo, “Copper(I) halides inhibit olefin isomerized by-products from phosphine-based Grubbs’ metathesis catalysts in polar protic solvents’ Trans. Metal Chem. 2014 39(7) 763-767 PDFcu isomerization inhibitor

 2013

25 Zhao, M. Thuo, X.Y. Liu, “A microfluidic paper-based electrochemical biosensor array for multiplexed detection of metabolic biomarkers,” Sci. Tech. Adv. Mat., 2013 14 054402

device electrochemical

 Reviewed Conference Proceedings

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M Fratzl, B Chang, S Oyola-Reynoso, G Blaire,  S. Delshadi, T. Devillers, T. Ward III, N. M. Dempsey, J.-F. Bloch and M. M. Thuo”Magnet-paper composites for low-cost two-way valves and other active structures” MicroTAS 2017
ii. Caleb Brose, Jeremy W. Sheaffer, Martin Thuo “Tracking water droplets under Descent and Deformation” The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques – SigGraph 2015 PDF
i. Marcela P. Castro, Martin M. Thuo, José L. Silva, Benedito S. Lima-Neto “DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS COMBINAÇÕES MONÔMEROCATALISADOR PARA PRODUÇÃO DE TERMOFIXOS BIORENOVÁVEISVIA ROMP” Anais do 13º Congresso Brasileiro de Polímeros – Natal, RN – 18 a 22 de outubro de 2015

 Pre-Independent Career:

24. M. M. Thuo, R. V. Martinez, X. Liu, M. B. J. Atkinson, J. F. Bloch, G. M. Whitesides, “Low-Cost microfluidic devices derived from embossed hydrophobic paper” Chem. Mater. 2014 26(14) 4230–4237 PDF

ChemMatEmbossing fig

23. M. Baghbanzadeh, F. C. Simeone,  C. M. Bowers, K.C. Liao, M. Thuo, M. Baghbanzadeh, M. S. Miller, T. B. Carmichael, and G.M. Whitesides, “Odd-Even Effects in Charge Transport across n-Alkanethiolate-Based SAMs”, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 2014 136(48), 16919-16925 PDF

odd-even mostafa

22. J. R. Barber, H. J. Yoon, C. M. Bowers, M. M Thuo, B. Breiten, D. M. Gooding, and G. M Whitesides “The Influence of Environment on the Measurement of Rates of Charge Transport across AgTS/SAM//Ga2O3/EGaIn Junctions” Chem. Mater. 2014 26 (13), 3938–3947  PDF

ChemMatJabu fig

21. Glavan, A. C., Martinez, R. V.,  Subramania, A. B., Yoon.H.J., Nunes, R. M. D., Lange.H., Thuo, M. M., and George M. Whitesides. Omniphobic “RF Paper” Produced by Silanization of Paper with Fluoroalkyltrichlorosilanes. Adv. Function. Mat. 2014, 24, 60-70  PDF

contact angles

20. Felice C. Simeone, Martin M. Thuo, Hyo-Jae Yoon, Jabulani R. Barber, George M. Whitesides “Defining injection conductance for charge transport by tunneling across SAMs” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013 135 (48), 18131-18144  PDF

defining injection

19. Bwambok, D. K., Thuo, M M., Atkinson, M. B. J., Mirica, K.A., Shapiro, D.N., Whitesides, G. M. Paramagnetic ionic liquids for density-based measurements using magnetic Levitation. Anal. Chem. 2013 85 (17), 8442–8447  PDF

ionic liquids denisty

18. Atkinson, M. B. J., Bwambok, D. K., Jie C., Prashant C., Thuo, M. M., Mace, C.R., Mirica, K.A., Myerson, A., Whitesides, G.M. Separation and Isolation of Polymorphs, Enantiomorphs, and Racemate Crystal Forms by Density Using Magnetic Levitation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013 52, (39), 10208–10211 PDF. Media Highlight: Chemistryviews

crystal

17. Thuo, M. M.; Reus, W. F.; Simeone, F. C.; Kim, C.; Schulz, M. D.; Yoon, H. J.; Whitesides, G. M., Replacing -CH2CH2– with -CONH- Does Not Significantly Change Rates of Charge Transport through AgTS-SAM//Ga2O3/EGaIn Junctions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 (26), 10876-10884  PDF

does not change

16. Yoon, H. J.; Shapiro, N. D.; Park, K. M.; Thuo, M. M.; Soh, S.; Whitesides, G. M., The Rate of Charge Tunneling through Self-Assembled Monolayers Is Insensitive to Many Functional Group Substitutions. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51 (19), 4658-4661 PDF

insensitive

15. Reus, W. F.;# Thuo, M. M.;# Shapiro, N. D.; Nijhuis, C. A.; Whitesides, G. M., The SAM, Not the Electrodes, Dominates Charge Transport in Metal-Monolayer//Ga2O3/Gallium-Indium Eutectic Junctions. ACS Nano 2012, 6 (6), 4806-4822 (# co-first author)  PDF  

sam not electrode

14. Reus, W. F.; Nijhuis, C. A.; Barber, J. R.; Thuo, M. M.; Tricard, S.; Whitesides, G. M., Statistical Tools for Analyzing Measurements of Charge Transport. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116 (11), 6714-6733  PDF

stat tools

13. Cademartiri, L.; Thuo, M. M.; Nijhuis, C. A.; Reus, W. F.; Tricard, S.; Barber, J. R.; Sodhi, R. N. S.; Brodersen, P.; Kim, C.; Chiechi, R. C.; Whitesides, G. M., Electrical Resistance of AgTS-S(CH2)n-1CH3//Ga2O3/EGaIn Tunneling Junctions. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116 (20), 10848-10860  PDF

resistance of J

12. Liu, X.-Y.; O’Brien, M.; Mwangi, M., Xiujun Li, Whitesides, George M. 2011 “Paper-based piezo-resistive MEMS force sensors” MEMS 2011 Conference proceedings PDF

proceedings

11. Derda, R.; Tang, S. K. Y.; Laromaine, A.; Mosadegh, B.; Hong, E.; Mwangi, M.; Mammoto, A.; Ingber, D. E.; Whitesides, G. M., Multizone paper platform for 3D cell cultures. PLoS One 2011 6 (5), e18940  PDF. Media highlights: Biotechniques; Labomes;

multizone cell culture

10. Liu, X.-Y.; Mwangi, M.; Li, X.-J.; O’Brien, M.; Whitesides, G. M., Paper-based piezoresistive MEMS sensors. Lab on a Chip 2o11 11 (13), 2189-2196.  PDF. Media Highlights: materialstoday; IEEE Spectrum; Popular science; i-micronews;  inhabitat

mem

9. Thuo, M. M.; Reus, W. F.; Nijhuis, C. A.; Barber, J. R.; Kim, C.; Schulz, M. D.; Whitesides, G. M., Odd-Even Effects in Charge Transport across Self-Assembled Monolayers. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2011 133 (9), 2962-2975  PDF

oddeven2

8. Atkinson, M. B. J.; Sokolov, A. N.; Bucar, D.-K.; Mariappan, S. V. S.; Mwangi, M. T.; Tiedman, M. C.; MacGillivray, L. R., Applications of hydrogen-bond-acceptor templates to direct in-phase’ reactivity of a diene diacid in the solid state. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2011 10 (9), 1384-1386  PDF

hydrogen bond acceptors

7. Mwangi, M. T.; Schulz, M. D.; Bowden, N. B., Sequential Reactions with Grubb’s Catalyst and AD-mix-α/β Using PDMS Thimbles. Org. Letts. 2009 11 (1), 33-36  PDF. Media Highlight: Chemistryworld; Organic portal

sequential grubbs

6. Mwangi, M. T.; Gikonyo, N. K.; Ndiege, I. O., Repellent properties of δ-octalactone against the tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. J. Insect Sci. 2008 8, 43 PDF

repellant

5. Mwangi, M. T.; Runge, M. B.; Hoak, K. M.; Schulz, M. D.; Bowden, N. B., A materials approach to site-isolation of Grubbs catalysts from incompatible solvents and m-chloroperoxybenzoic acid. Chem.—Eur. J. 2008 14 (22), 6780-6788  PDF

a materials approach

4. Runge, M. B.; Mwangi, M. T.; Miller, A. L., II; Perring, M.; Bowden, N. B., Cascade reactions using LiAlH4 and Grignard reagents in the presence of water. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008 47 (5), 935-939  PDF

cascade reactions lialh4

3. Runge, M. B.; Mwangi, M. T.; Bowden, N. B., New selectivities from old catalysts. Occlusion of Grubbs’ catalysts in PDMS to change their reactions. J. Organomet. Chem. 2006 691 (24-25), 5278-5288  PDF

new selectivities

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occulusion of grubbs

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norbenes